County administrators given raises

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County’s top two government administrators received pay raises Tuesday.

The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 at its regular meeting to increase the annual salaries for County Administrator Douglas Stanley and Deputy County Administrator Robert Childress effective Aug. 1 this year.

Stanley’s salary increases from $142,007 to $145,557, or roughly 2.5 percent. Childress’ salary increases from $103,664 to $111,635, or roughly 7.6 percent. The amounts do not include benefits.

The board took action after meeting in closed session for about a half hour to discuss personnel matters, specifically regarding the two positions.

Supervisors approved Stanley’s five-year contract in June 2015 with a salary of $140,601. The county implemented the final 1 percent increase to employee salaries effective July 1 this year that offsets the required 5 percent contribution to the Virginia Retirement System. Stanley has served as county administrator since his appointment in the interim position in 2000.

Childress is not a contractual employee. Childress has worked as deputy county administrator since 2010.

Also at the meeting, supervisors:
• Adopted a resolution to withdraw from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy and to join the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy.
• Awarded a contract to Andy Christian Roofing to replace the roof on the Thomas McKay House.
• Authorized the purchase of two 2016 Dodge Chargers for the Sheriff’s Office through a state contract.
• Adopted a resolution authorizing the issuance of $6 million in revenue bonds by the Front Royal Warren County Economic Development Authority for the benefit of the Christendom Educational Corporation, which plans to use the proceeds for capital projects on the Christendom College campus and other needs.

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